It is amazing that you can brown the sausage directly in the pot. This means there are fewer dishes to clean. Also great thing is how pressure cooking saves time in the cooking process, yet retains flavor. Filled with Italian Sausage, carrots, onions and pasta in a rich tomato based sauce, this Italian soup is so comforting and soothing. It is insanely easy to make in the pressure cooker. This soup is ready in less than 30 minutes from the time you start to the time you are sitting at the table. If you don’t like the beans listed, feel free to use whichever beans you prefer. Add more or less seasonings, or add different seasonings based on preference.
Instant Pot Italian Sausage Soup Recipe
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 lb Italian sausage (hot or mild)
- 1 large carrot (finely sliced)
- 1/2 cup chopped zucchini (about 1 small zucchini)
- 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
- 3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 2 can (14.5 oz each) vegetable broth
- 15 oz tomato sauce
- 1 tbsp dried basil
- 14.5 oz petite diced tomatoes
- 1 can (15 oz) great northern beans (drained and rinsed)
- 1 can (15 oz) light red kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
- 2 tsp dried parsley
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1 cup small elbow pasta
Push the saute button on the Instant Pot. Add the olive oil, carrots, celery, zucchini, onion and 1/2 teaspoon salt to the Instant Pot liner. Remove sausage from casings and crumble it into the pot with the onion. Cook, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes to get the veggies softened and meat browned. Add in the garlic and cook for 30 seconds longer. Turn off the saute.
Add the remaining ingredients into the Instant Pot, stir together and cover with the lid. Set the knob to to the ‘sealed’ position. Press the soup button or the manual button and set the time for 6 minutes. It takes about 10 minutes to come to pressure and then it will cook for the 6 minutes. When done, do a quick release on the valve. Let the steam and pressure out. Take the lid off and stir the soup. Serve with shredded parmesan cheese on top if you like. Leftover store well in the fridge for a few days. The pasta tends to soak up the liquid once it’s refrigerated so you may have to add a tiny amount of water or broth to it.